Thursday, April 29, 2010

Stop wasting all of your time with obscure, old comic books!

And start wasting more with obscure, old TV shows like Chuck Jones' Curiosity Shop!

Cool Stuff.

The Secret Files of Dr. Drew -- Elusa

Though Will Eisner was always the guiding force behind the Spirit (except for his stint in the army), many other artists and writers worked on the series. The best of those teams was probably Jerry Grandenetti (artist) and Jules Feiffer (writer).

Here's a sample from Grandenetti's Fiction House's Rangers Comics. The story doesn't make a great deal of sense but the art is extraordinary.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

THE good girl cover

Matt Baker's cover for Phantom Lady 17 set the standard for more than a half century of comic book breasts.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The really shocking news is that they still publish Archie Comics

From the AP:
In this image released by Archie Comics, the comic book cover for issue 'Veronica 202,' is shown. The issue will introduce a new classmate named Kevin Keller, the first gay character in the Archie Comics series.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Avenger

The mid-Fifties were rough on superheroes but a few companies tried to buck the trend. One of the better remembered (if not more successful) was the commie-bashing Avenger at Magazine Enterprises. The character had a tremendous amount of talent behind him (publisher Vin Sullivan, writer Gardner Fox and artist Dick Ayers), but he a couple of years ahead of his time.